Welcome Back; Now Stay at Home…AGAIN

I have a fairly stationary life. I don’t go far from home and that is OK with me. I have said before here that the shelter-at-home months were a joy, not a hardship for me. But this weekend, I had to travel 5+ hours to another state for a funeral. Not a funeral of someone…

Look Up and See

I listened to an amazing talk today, one where the speaker admitted to throwing something together in a very short period of time because she knew God wanted her to.  A 10 minute talk fraught with emotion and stumbled words.  But it was one of the most impactful 10 minutes in my recent days. Now,…

A New Routine

I like to have a routine.  I don’t become incapable if faced with no routine, but I prefer one, for sure. So the last days have forced me to create newness. I am blessed to be working still.  I work all day Monday, half days Tuesday through Thursday and off Friday.  Not as many hours…

Other-Worldly

I truly feel like I am currently living in another world; another dimension.  Somewhere that strange things happen and people react in ways that are inhumane and bizarre. I totally understand the need to sequester and practice extra care and watch diligently. But I don’t understand the idea of buying more than you need so…

Day Seven

The last days have been up and down and all around, for sure!  I feel like I have no real complaints though.  Yesterday I did my first Sunday, and there were entirely new and different hurdles to cross: foods that I might normally partake of and coffee drinks laden with sugar – all off limits…

More of this and that…

I have formed a habit without even being aware of that formation. Maybe that is the way with all habits, although I do acknowledge pushing through to create habits when I need changes in things. “Habit” has multiple definitions: an acquired behavior pattern that is followed until it become involuntary; a customary practice; a dominant…

Sugar-free, Day Nine

Earlier in this process of eliminating sugar from my life, I was not totally sure that I would make it any length of time without a crash and burn.  But here I am on day nine feeling so much better than earlier in the week.  Days 2-4 were brutal, with every sweet thing you could…

Pay Attention to God’s Ways

This week, I was forced to evaluate a few things a couple times each.  It was a very back and forth evaluation, and each switchback brought different emotions.  It started with a financial issue and ended with  a financial issue.  First a windfall, then a deficit, then a windfall and finally a deficit.  But eventually…

How’s Your Legacy Looking?

If it’s anything like mine, it is in shambles. But as you get old(er) you start to get reminded regularly (thank you, God) that it is important to get it in presentable shape. I have no legacy that I care to pass on at this point?  I feel like what is known about my life…

What Does it Take?

  What does it take to succeed? I would have to say, “I have no idea!” What does it take to bolster your self-will (self-discipline)? Well, if I have thought of it, I have tried it, and so far, not working so well. What does it take to change the way you act/react so that…